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Advance Tickets are available for all concerts at Victoria Hall Box Office Service or by phone at the box office 905-372-2210

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In addition to Ken's own bookings The Loft presents shows on behalf of several organizations:

 

APRIL 23 • 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)

sherryryanFor over 10 years Sherry Ryan has been winning hearts across the country as one of Newfoundland’s finest singer-songwriters. Drifting between country, blues, and folk, Sherry’s songs can lead you down a path of heartbreak, hope, and even humour in the space of a single chorus. Her highly anticipated fourth album, Wreckhouse, takes its name from the song ‘Stop The Trains’; a gem of a tune written by Sherry and her father, Jim. Her instantly recognizable voice radiates on this Newfoundland classic in the making, and the rest of Wreckhouse is no exception. Couple 10 heartfelt songs, with rich vocals, and phenomenal live off the floor performances from her band, and you have Sherry Ryan’s best work yet. She’s earned nation-wide attention, extensive radio play, and multiple music awards and nominations. A talent in the truest sense of the word, Sherry Ryan continues to ring out true and clear with her newest release.

MUSIC NL FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2018
'STOP THE TRAINS' - SONG OF THE YEAR 2018

Tickets are $20 + service charge and HST at Vic Hall Box Office 905-372-2210.
Performance at The Loft - Online tickets at Victoria Hall Box office.

 

Saturday 27 April • 7:30pm

young schwager turcotteDave Young, Reg Schwager, and Kevin Turcotte are three of the finest musicians playing anywhere in the jazz world today. You can read their musical biographies in the links at the end of this paragraph. If you love musical virtuosity you will want to experience this intimate concert in one of the finest listening rooms in Canada - The Cobourg LOFT (capacity 60).  Dave Young and Reg Schwager have played The LOFT before and their shows sell out fast. Kevin Turcotte has not played here in person yet but he has been here several times in the movie soundtrack work he did for MILES AHEAD (the Miles Davis Story) and BORN TO BE BLUE (The Chet Baker Story). Young, Schwager and Turcotte know each other well.  In 2011, Young released Aspects of Oscarwith his quintet featuring Dave Young, Kevin Turcotte, Reg Schwager, Robi Botos and Terry Clarke. Since then they have shared stages and studios frequently as a trio. Our April 27 evening concert (7:30) is part of an Ontario mini-tour and will feature an afternoon masterclass workshop (sold separately) from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The masterclass (30 person limit) will be of particular interest to musicians.

As an educator, Dave Young has taught numerous music seminars and jazz clinics and is currently a faculty member of The University of Toronto. In 2003, Young was in residence at the Music Department of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, conducting bass master classes and performing.

Dave Young bio from the Canadian Jazz Archive
Reg Schwager bio from the Canadian Jazz Archive
Kevin Turcotte bio from the Canadian Jazz Archive

Concert tickets are $25 + service charge and HST at Vic Hall Box Office 905-372-2210. Online here.
Performance at The Loft, 201 Division Street, Cobourg.

Masterclass Workshop only $20 - Reserve your spot at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

pendereckiSunday May 5 • 3:00 pm

Program

Franz Joseph Haydn, String Quartet in D Major, Op.50 No.6, "The Frog"
*Pepa  'Nekuia' String Quartet No.1
Antonin Dvorak, String Quartet in E flat Major, Op. 51, "Slavonic"

*Celebrating Composer / Founding Artistic Director Michael Pepa's 80th

Tickets are $25 + SC and HST at Vic Hall Box Office 905-372-2210.  Online here.
The performance is at The Loft Cinema, Cobourg.

 

Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 PM

Poster BrownmanElectrycTrioMultiple National Jazz Award-winning trumpet improviser, Brownman Ali, leads a monster trio into Cobourg on May 15 to kick off a 12 day, ten city tour that includes Kingston, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, London, Guelph, Kitchener, Hamilton and St. Catherines. Brown's energized electric-jazz-fusion has become a favourite of Cobourg's sophisticated jazz fans who appreciate the virtuosity and power of this trio: bassist Sean Dennis, drummer Jacob Aylward and trumpet player/leader Brownman Ali. Brown's several ensembles have almost become resident at The LOFT, having performed here 15 times in the last 12 months including 5 Sundays in September 2018 and 5 Fridays in March 2019. This hasn't gone unnoticed in Toronto's Jazz Community as many of the city's top players are now asking to bring their crews into Cobourg to play at The LOFT. "The All-Canadian Cobourg Jazz Fiasco!"

The Loft Cinema, 201 Division, Cobourg $25 + sc Tickets online here

 

Sunday 26 May at 3:00 pm

pictures at an exhibitionAcclaimed Concert Pianist Richard Herriott returns to Cobourg for an exciting and innovative afternoon of sublime entertainment, all with a Russian theme. Herriott, known for his virtuosity, passion and powerful command of the piano takes the stage at The LOFT Cinema. Adding a fascinating aspect to the performance, Art Specialist Evan McMurtry will guide the audience on a tour of one of the world's most impressive collections of Old Masters from the Hermitage Museum, including works by da Vinci, Monet, and Picasso. Over two-hundred-and-fifty years, the State Hermitage Museum has grown from a private gallery into a sprawling complex in the heart of Saint Petersburg, Russia, all thanks to the efforts ambitious Emperors and one powerful Empress, Catherine the Great. As Herriott plays, the audience will be treated to a selection of images on the big screen as they view the highlights from this magnificent collection.

Program 
Poem and Toccata - Aram Khachaturian
Preludes Opus 32 # 5 , 8 , 10, 12 - Sergei Rachmaninoff 
Rynok Square at Night - Richard Herriott 
Islamey - Mili Balakirev
Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky

Tickets are $25 + service charge at Vic Hall Box Office 905-372-2210.  Online at Victoria Hall Box Office

The performance is at The Loft Cinema